Saturday, October 14, 2017

Season's Tweetings

The current theme at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is "Happy Little Critters." I made this holiday card using mainly Lawn Fawn's "Winter Sparrows" stamps & coordinating dies.

I began by coloring a piece of acetate with Sail Boat Blue, Stream, & Silver Mixative alcohol inks, following this tutorial. I applied the inks with a blending tool & felt pad. While that dried, I die cut a window from a piece of white cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp "Stitched Rectangles" die.

To decorate my panel, I stamped several snowflakes in Hero Arts Soft Pool ink. I used stamps from "Winter in the Park" & "Deck the Halls," both by Lawn Fawn. I also stamped the birds and notes with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the branch with Hero Arts Wet Cement ink, and shaded it with 2 brown Prismacolor colored pencils. I also colored the birds with colored pencils, & die cut all my images.

I stamped the greeting from "Winter Sparrows" in Tuxedo Black onto a pale blue cardstock, and die cut it with a Spellbinders "Grommet Tags" die (discontinued). I inked the edges with Broken China Distress ink, just to help it stand out from the background a bit more.

For the scene, I first glued the end of the branch behind the window in my cardstock frame. I adhered the acetate to the back with Scor Tape, and glued my birds & music notes to that. I also added a little more liquid glue under the branch, just to keep it steady.

I adhered my greeting to the panel with ATG adhesive, pierced a hole at either end of the tag, and inserted 2 silver mini brads. Finally, I popped the panel up with foam tape onto a white A2 card base.

I'm also entering this card in Incy Wincy Designs' "Let's Celebrate" challenge.


  1. Love that alcohol inked backdrop! The little sparrows look adorable, your coloring is awesome! I'm so happy you joined us for our Happy Little Critters challenge at Lawn Fawnatics!


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